Varicose veins can cause pain, swelling of the legs, night cramps and aching of the legs, they can also be unsightly and embarrassing. Finding the correct treatment can alleviate the pain and make those veins disappear! The vein clinic services from Rejuvenation MD have an excellent track record, providing you with state-of-the-art medical facilities and treatments. Also, varicose vein treatments are usually covered by health insurance.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are large, rope-like veins which are often a one-quarter inch or larger in diameter.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins occur when veins are not adequately returning blood from the lower leg to the heart. All veins have valves that open and allow the flow of blood to the heart, closing to prevent backflow (otherwise known as reflux) of blood to the foot. When valves fail to function properly, blood leaks through and flows down the leg in the wrong direction. The blood overfills and distends the superficial veins under the skin, resulting in bulging seen in varicose veins.
Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency included aching pain, leg fatigue, and heaviness, all of which worsen as the day progresses. If left untreated, chronic venous insufficiency can cause ulcerations which can be very difficult to treat.
- Burning, Itching
- Non-healing Ulcers
In some cases, varicose veins come with no symptoms. However; they can be unattractive and may become painful in the future. Sitting or standing for a prolonged period can make legs with varicose veins feel worse. Other symptoms that may accompany the condition are itching, numbness in the legs, darkening of the skin, or a burning sensation.
Treatments for Varicose Veins – EVLA
Providing you with safe and healthy treatments is priority. Our offices employ endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) as an alternative to stripping. Our staff at Rejuvenation MD is here for you and will be happy to help answer any questions about our procedures. We are willing to work with your health insurance provider to see if therapy can be covered.
The Vari-Lase Endovenous Laser System
is designed to help physicians provide advanced treatment for varicose veins in the leg. Endovenous laser therapy is a patient-friendly alternative to surgical vein-stripping from the treatment of varicose veins.
In endovenous laser therapy, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the varicose vein, generally through a small puncture in the leg above where the visual symptoms appear. The physician then delivers laser energy through the fiber which causes the vein to close as the fiber is gradually extracted.